Estimating breeding pair densities of the Indian fox in Kutch, Gujarat, India

Home, Chandrima and Jhala, Yadvendradev V (2010) Estimating breeding pair densities of the Indian fox in Kutch, Gujarat, India. Canid News, 13 (3). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1478-2677

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The availability and use of denning sites are important aspects of the ecology of most canids and indicative of breeding units within the habitat. In this paper we discuss the breeding den densities of the Indian fox Vulpes bengalensis in a primarily scrub habitat in Kutch, Gujarat, India along with den site observations that were made during the study. Density of breeding units/km2 was estimated as 11 ± 1.66 (SE) during the 2005 breeding season. We suggest that, since denning in the Indian fox is restricted to the breeding season, density of breeding units can be used as an effective tool for estimating reproductive success over the years for population monitoring.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: den densities, den groups, denning, Indian fox, population monitoring, Vulpes bengalensis.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
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Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 07:06
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 10:20

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